American School for the Deaf Celebrates School Choice Week

The public is invited to a pep rally to spotlight educational

WEST HARTFORD, Conn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Students at American School for the Deaf will participate in a School
Choice Week Celebration that includes a choreographed dance performance
to Justin Timberlake’s “Can’t Stop the Feeling.”

The event begins at 10 a.m. on Friday, January 27 at the school located
at 139 North Main Street in West Hartford. The American School for the
Deaf (ASD) is the oldest permanent school for the deaf in the United
States and will celebrate its 200th anniversary in April. The
school serves 190 students in grades K-12.

The goal of the event is to celebrate great education choices in
Connecticut and raise awareness among parents about school choice. The
celebration is timed to coincide with National School Choice Week
(January 22-28, 2017), which will feature more than 21,000 events across
the country.

“American School for the Deaf is participating in National School Choice
Week because education helps students adapt and evolve and become, all
ways able,” said Liza Alers, Dance Club instructor and long-term
substitute teacher.

Held every January, National School Choice Week is an independent public
awareness effort designed to shine a positive spotlight on effective
education options for every child. Through more than 21,000
independently planned events across the country, National School Choice
Week raises public awareness of all types of educational choices
available to children. These options include traditional public schools,
public charter schools, public magnet schools, online learning, private
schools, and homeschooling. You can learn more by visiting


American School for the Deaf
Liza Alers, Dance Club Advisor